Fire forces fam­ily out of their home

The Daily Courier - - CITY -

A Kelowna fam­ily has been dis­placed from their home af­ter a du­plex fire early Thurs­day morn­ing.

Kelowna Fire Dis­patch re­ceived a 911 call re­port­ing wooden pal­lets on fire be­hind a busi­ness in the 1500 block of Gor­don Drive at 3:56 a.m.

On ar­rival, crews saw the fire was ex­tend­ing from the wooden pal­lets to the eaves of an ad­ja­cent two­s­torey du­plex.

Fire dam­age ex­tended to the roof and at­tic space of one of the units, but it did not spread to the other unit of the du­plex, said Kelly Stephens, pla­toon cap­tain.

The oc­cu­pants of the res­i­dence are not per­mit­ted to re­turn home be­cause of fire and wa­ter dam­age.

Four adults and one child were evac­u­ated, but none were taken to the hos­pi­tal.

The fire is con­sid­ered sus­pi­cious, and in­ves­ti­ga­tors from the Kelowna Fire Department and the Kelowna RCMP are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the cause.

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